Several months ago I picked up a new hobby, it's turning out to be tons of fun..harder than I thought and lordy it's expensive...lol but I'm having a blast. I'll show the pictures in order ...lets hope you can see a progression of skill.
everything on these cakes are edible..if you see a dice, bell, pencil, candy etc they are all made from gumpaste.
I've been decorating cakes for a number of years and have to
say I'm truly impressed !
I take it you took some gumpaste classes :)
Congrats on your new found hobby and all the joy you are, and
will be bringing to those whose cakes you decorate.
BTW are you familiar with the website http://www.cakeswebake.com/
It truly is a wonderful site for ideas and support.
no I didn't take a gumpaste class, other than the fondant class taught by Wilton.
I'll check out the website, thank you for passing it along.
Herbie do you think Deb could post the instructions for that, it's so cute.
And yes the flag is edible, as are the dog tags and the medallion.
Wow are you really cooking araness. Lovely cakes. I hope that the people who get them are appreciative. I'll bet that they are.
Araness, your cakes are so beautiful. What a great job you did. Look like they sell for quite abit. Yummmm!.
My first cake that I completed does have flowers but did not look too good. I must practice on my flowers and piping sometime next week. I have promised a couple of cakes to friends. These are my tasters of all things sweet.
tyty...Torriesmom buy a dummy or florist Styrofoam to practice your piping skills. It allows you to get use to the angle you'll be working on with real cakes, which the practice board does not.
Also check out Sharon Zambito, if you can borrow, rent or buy her videos I suggest it.
araness - my wife said she would be happy to do it but it may take a while. whe is very busy with her book right now.
arness - debbie said she loves your cakes and if you want to show any of your recipes on her website just send her an e-mail with the recipe and any pictures you have and she will post it.
her e-mail is email@example.com and her website is
debbie would like you to check out her website.
Herbie, I view Deb's website often ...*G* as far as giving out my recipes...if I did then I'd have to ahem...ah...I dunno.
Tyty..got your email..sorry had an open house today for the realtors and I got told to scram *G*
Hope your feeling better...I'm in Orange this week but will be back in Pearland on Sunday night. They are putting a new roof on the house and we should close on the 2nd of Aug. I'll be moving around the 13th (around about) so I'll be back and forth until then.
You've got some Major talent there. Those look very professional. Loved everyone of them. My sis in law makes cakes, but man her talent is no where near this, and I hope she doesn't read this ever lol
WOW !!!!! I took a cake decorating class and still can't make a rose - the basic flower !!!! I bought all that equipment, tips, etc and haven't made a cake since then.
I only wish mine turned out half (no, 10% ) as pretty as yours !
thanks, both of you...sorry for the delay but Comcast seems to think we shouldn't have internet, phone, security or cable 100% of the time...greedy lill buggers!
My next cake will be the one I'll post below. Going to omit the bottom layer due to the size (she only needs to feed about 100) It will still be overkill but she wants to keep the proportions.
LOL Corgi...let me give you my address..*G*
Kathy Ann...what is said on DG stays on DG...
Araness, nice to see that you are still making beautiful cakes. I would like to know what the filling is for that lovely cake. I only took a brief class in April making the flowers. And made 2 cakes for the class which I am pleased with. Not as nice as yours though. But I have not practiced too much. As soon as it gets a bit cooler, I will start with my cakes. The heat of my hands and the kitchen make my flowers melt.
this cake will be pretty plain..she wants two different types. Half the layers will be strawberry with a fresh strawberry filling the other two will be a white almond wedding cake with a almond buttercream. For the almond layers I'll use a amaretto flavoring in the fondant and for the strawberry either a cheesecake or a champagne flavoring. Most people won't eat the fondant but for the ones who do I'd like for it to have a taste.
I can see the expense in these cakes, they almost look to beautiful to eat lol
love that last one you just posted
No, most people don't see the expense of these cakes. I've had people call or email me with pictures of cakes they want and then literally gasp when I tell them prices. The above cake (minus the bottom layer) will cost me about 225.00 just in supplies, that does not count the untold hours spent to decorate, clean, shop etc. I guess people don't see the 2 hours you sit tinting the fondant the right shade of teal or how long it takes to imprint the fondant with the correct patterns etc as actual "work" that they should pay for.
We've just moved and I've spent the last two days trying to unpack all my cake supplies and organizing them...humm not sure how I can move into a house double the size of my old one and still not have enough space. DH put up shelves last night in a small broom closet for my pans, and I've taken over the island for my utensils, colors, dusts etc my airbrush, fondant roller and cutter had to be shoved in a cabinet due to lack of space...if I ever get done I'll post a picture.
What wonderful space to put your supplies. Congratulations on your move to a larger house. You will get it in order soon. You seem very disciplined so your work space will be also. You are doing a great job with the cakes. I enjoy looking at them.